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Paternal



[puh-tur-nl] /pəˈtɜr nl/

adjective
1.
characteristic of or befitting a father; fatherly:
a kind and paternal reprimand.
2.
of or relating to a father.
3.
related on the father’s side:
one’s paternal grandfather.
4.
derived or inherited from a father:
paternal traits.
/pəˈtɜːnəl/
adjective
1.
relating to or characteristic of a father, esp in showing affection, encouragement, etc; fatherly
2.
(prenominal) related through the father: his paternal grandfather
3.
inherited or derived from the male parent
adj.

early 15c., from Old French paternal “of a father” (12c.), from Medieval Latin paternalis, from Latin paternus “of a father, fatherly,” from pater (see father (n.)).

paternal pa·ter·nal (pə-tûr’nəl)
adj.

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